Pakistan, Afghanistan Return to War of Words:
In a speech to the Afghan parliament this week, acting spy chief, Massoud Andarabi, directly blamed Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence or ISI for “completely supporting and encouraging” the Taliban to extend its influence and capture Afghan territory.
“It is unfortunate. Such assertions are baseless and contrary to the facts. Pakistan is fighting terrorism and extremism with full resolve and determination,” foreign ministry spokesman Mohammad Nafees Zakaria told a weekly news briefing in Islamabad Thursday.